Looks like Christmas has come early this year! Sadly, Jordan is only delivering gifts to the little ones with the Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Melo’ GS. It’s clear there are some very sad older Jordan fans upset out there who have been waiting on this retro colorway for some time; but on the plus side, there are now some exclusive kicks for the kiddies to brag about to all their friends (might also put some old heads to shame). But why only for the little feet?
It’s no secret that Melo is a phenomenal basketball player, but he is also a dedicated family man. While being married to the beautiful and talented Lala Vasquez-Anthony, they also share a son. Kiyan Anthony is the definition of a natural trendsetter. Not just because he is the product of pure basketball talent, but his cool kid swag has been a driving force in that. Kiyan has become a young star to the runway. For a few years, he’s been in many fashions shows during NYFW, proving he knows what great style is supposed to look like. Just recently, he strutted the runway at the Kids Rock! Fashion Show along with many other children of famous athletes. With both his parents in the front row to see their son show off his moves, it was clear who the real stars in the family were. You just can’t win against the cool-kid cuteness.
That event partnered up with Haddad Brands and The Carmelo Anthony Foundation to raise money to help undeserved kids through education and recreation. Like VILLA, Melo is strongly dedicated to providing a positive future for the community. Granted, this might all not be the reasons behind the exclusivity of the AJ Retro 12 ‘Melo’ GS, but it is safe to say that with Father’s Day quickly approaching this summer, Melo definitely takes home the trophy for Father of the Year!